Looking Back at the Toronto Maple Leafs 2018 NHL Entry Draft

TORONTO, CANADA - FEBRUARY 15: Rasmus Sandin #38 of the Toronto Maple Leafs celebrates a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during an NHL game at Scotiabank Arena on February 15, 2023 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Maple Leafs defeated the Blackhawks 5-2. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - FEBRUARY 15: Rasmus Sandin #38 of the Toronto Maple Leafs celebrates a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during an NHL game at Scotiabank Arena on February 15, 2023 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Maple Leafs defeated the Blackhawks 5-2. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) /
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DALLAS, TX – JUNE 22: (L-R) John Lilley, Kyle Dubas and Brendan Shanahan of the Toronto Maple Leafs talk prior to the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on June 22, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

7th Round, 209th Overall – Zachary Bouthillier

The Toronto Maple Leafs were sitting with the 209th overall selection thanks to a trade during the 2016-17 season that sent Jhonas Enroth to the Anaheim Ducks for the pick.

Dubas went back to the CHL and drafted goaltender Zach Bouthillier from the Chicoutimi Sagueneens after coming of a season where he posted a 3.42 GAA and .892 save percentage in 38 games.

Bouthillier would never get his junior career off the ground as he posted a 3.81 GAA and .892 save percentage over four seasons.

The Chambly, Quebec native would not receive an offer from the organization, however was able to earn a professional contract for the 2021-22 season when he played in the ECHL.

Bouthillier would split the season between the Maine Mariners and Fort Wayne Komets before signing on with Laval of the Quebec senior men’s semi professional league last year.

7th Round, 211th Overall – Semyon Kizimov

With their very last selection of the draft, Kyle Dubas selected Semyon Kizimov from Russia.

Kizimov had played the majority of his draft season in Russia’s junior league for Ladia Togliatti and represented his country at the World U18 tournament where he recorded three points in three games.

Over the last few seasons, Kizimov has remained in Russia splitting his time between the KHL, as well as the VHL which is Russia’s version of the AHL.

His rights are own by Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg, however he was loaned to Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk last year where he recorded 15 points in 22 games.

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Kizimov has started the 2023-24 season back with Avtomobilist dressing in the team’s first game of the year. His rights are still retained by the Maple Leafs, but there does not appear to be any current interest in coming to North America.